Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ooops! Not So Fast

Well this is not a good thing! I cleaned and oiled my machine as I usually do after not using it for a while. I changed the needle and the foot and made all the necessary adjustments. And look what I have to show for it. This is the back of my Aqua and Red table topper.

                          Scrap Thingy's 355

                          Scrap Thingy's 357

                          Scrap Thingy's 356

The top thread kept breaking also. So I adjusted the tension, I suppose it could be the thread. Any ideas on what else I can do would be greatly appreciated.

At this rate I’ll never get those Pips quilted!


Sheila said...

Curious. What machine are you using?

Star said...

Adjust the needle and bobbin tension?
Take the needle out and put it in again?
Do a same tryout on some paper. That will highlight where the problem in, probably!
Good luck.
What a shame after all your hard work.

Shay said...

I was going to suggest changing thread. My machine positively hates a certain brand of thread no matter what I do.

Im sure you'll get it sorted but how frustrating in the meantime!

Dee said...

Google is your best friend here...try new thread, changing needle, adjusting top and bottom tension, and slow down on the corners! These have all been things that have helped me in the past. Good luck and hope you figure it out! Google your problem and see what you can find!

BJ said...

I hate when stuff like that happens. So not fun. You can also go to the Superior Threads site. They have wonderful helps and info on thread, needles, and problems like you are having. I also use bobbin washers in my machines to help alleviate some thread problems.
(Have you made sure there is not a burr on the needle eye?)
Please let us know what you determine is the problem and how you fixed it.